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National Railway Museum

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Address: Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
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+44 844 815 3139
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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For a fantastic day out for the whole family in York, visit the award...

For a fantastic day out for the whole family in York, visit the award winning National Railway Museum. Get up close to over 300 years of fascinating history in York's only National Museum. Explore our giant halls full of trains and railway legends including the majestic Duchess of Hamilton, step on to the futuristic Japanese Bullet Train or marvel at the stunning opulence of the Royal Trains. Get on board awe-inspiring locomotives, watch our engineers at work in the Workshop, uncover hidden treasures in the Warehouse and make tracks to the outdoor area. The children can let off steam in our outdoor play area, and our miniature railway ride is perfect for the whole family. Every weekend and throughout the school holidays, the kids can enjoy a lively programme of events, including science shows, story telling, steam rides, craft activities and special events. Please note that calls to our listed phone number (0844...) cost 4.25p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

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railway museum is a must see place if you visit york but allow for at least 3 to 4 hrs to take it all in. Entry is free but the parking is chargeable and quite expensive. The... read more

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

railway museum is a must see place if you visit york but allow for at least 3 to 4 hrs to take it all in. Entry is free but the parking is chargeable and quite expensive. The museum is very well set out with exhibits from all ower the world plus the famous mallard . The railway station is close... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located near to the train station a ten minute walk from the city centre. Nice place to visit lots of interesting trains an history. Also has some nice eating places to. WOuld suggest The Works as good to see once in there shows you people woring on trains. has a viewing platform to see. There is a flight stimulator which... More 

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Consett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent a good 2 hours looking round this marvellous museum which caters for every age group. Its displays included some of the most wonderful engines, the Royal coaches of yesteryear and a very interesting section on the ambulance trains of WW1. We had a beautiful scone in the bakery in the Station Hall and watched the volunteers as they... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to the railway museum twice; once with my boyfriend and once with my 7 year old niece and my mother. Enjoyed both experiences and it is especially good for kids (it's free and massive trains to wander round and climb on in some cases!). There is also a few cafe's there which is a bonus. They also change... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really enjoyed our visit. Great museum, lovely atmosphere. Make sure you have most of the day! Being a railway enthusiast is not at all necessary to enjoy this museum. An excellent place to visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went there twice in three weeks as I have an interest in the locomotives I used to drive. Both times exceeded expectations. And free to go in too. You donate if you want to. Well worth a regular visit as they change and add exhibits regularly.

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I whent with a friend to the National Railway Museum during the Lighting up York weeks. The trains were looking beautiful envoloped in lights and smoke. Thank you very much the National Railway Museum for putting up an amazing exhibition.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is free (accepts donations) and it's a must-see attraction in York. They have several vintage trains and a Shinkansen - among other cool stuff.

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Derbyshire
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Visited before and never tire of coming her. Lots to do for the kids not forgetting entrance fee is free too

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the afternoon tea at the Countess of York tea room, so we did not have enough time to see the museum in depth, however, it is quite interesting and we will probably come back with more time next time we visit York.

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